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#MondayMotivation: I’ll Say It Again, Audience-Oriented

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Don’t Tell Me You’re Not Doing This for an Audience. Because if that were true, you’d do it at home or in a closed studio. Dan Visconti, whom I’ve never met, has written a piece that, if I were an expert in classical music, I might have written. It’s called The Audience Is the Most Important Instrument, and you …

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#TBT

#TBT: Make Your Event for an Audience, Or Don’t Charge Money

Happy #TBT. To celebrate, we’re sharing an oldie-but-goodie post from Jim: Make It for an Audience, or Don’t Have the Nerve to Charge Money … Yesterday, I tweeted Derek Siver’s insightful post he called “Valuable to Others, or Only You?” In short, he describes the “starving artist” problem: “When someone creates something that is really important, powerful, and valuable to them, it’s hard to imagine that it’s not important, powerful, and valuable to others.” This creates a problem for those who …

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Experience

Don’t Tell Me You’re Not Doing This for an Audience

Because if that were true, you’d do it at home or in a closed studio. Dan Visconti, whom I’ve never met, has written a piece that, if I were an expert in classical music, I might have written. It’s called “The Audience Is the Most Important Instrument,” and you should read the whole thing. I don’t even want to add much to it, except to say that there’s a term I use that matches the sentiment Dan expresses: audience-oriented. Everyone …

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